Made Up With Dagenham
Made in Dagenham
St Paul’s Players
Adlington Community Centre, Railway Road, Adlington, 6th to 11th March 2017
This lively, energetic musical scores on every level, with the enthusiasm of the talented cast shining through from start to finish.
Director Steve Blundell has created a masterpiece of entertainment with humour, pathos and great songs peppered throughout the show. Musical Director James Eccleshare hits the right note with wonderful numbers performed by excellent musicians, and Lily Blundell’s choreography is superb.
Principal leads Beth Eccleshare and Dave Moloney excel as Rita and Eddie O’Grady with fantastic support from Jacqui Brian, Katie Toole, Jane Catterall, Kathy Turton and Hilary Brownson-Hardman as Rita’s factory mates. Strong characterisations by Andrew Turton, Jamie Fletcher, Joanne Hornby, Chris Hatchman, Lily Blundell , Phil Armstrong, Jack Corrigan and Paul Stanley (as Harold Wilson!) add pleasurably to the mix, and Madeleine Hornby and Joe Harrison are delightful as the O’Grady children.
The ensemble complete this delicious cocktail of talent, taking on various roles in the production with aplomb.
Stage Manager Tony Henry and his team keep the pace fast-moving with a wonderful array of scenes from the “airfix grey” factory (complete with detachable pieces and a convincing production line chain) to Big Ben itself for the Westminster scenes – very well done indeed.